Rockville Auto Repair

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The Boys (and Girls) of Summer

Maybe life was a lot simpler back in the day, but the coming of summer used to mean cruisin’ around and being seen. Obviously it helped to have a nice looking set of wheels but anything that actually ran was better than nothing. Have things changed that much in the here and now? Maybe not as much as we think! No matter what our age, we usually enjoy taking a spin in our automobile and it doesn’t matter if the objective is to buy a quart of milk or see who’s hanging out on a street corner in Kensington, MD. It helps that our car will get us to where we want to be. This means that our vehicle needs to run when you turn over the engine! And if it doesn’t, a visit to an auto repair shop is in order! Most brake experts agree that even the most complicated balance, timing and compatibility problems can be minimized by a good preventive-maintenance program. We’re talking about steps taken to keep brakes performing as they did when they were new, to prevent problems from occurring and to detect small problems before they become big ones. Checks That are so Routine Most brake manufacturers recommend a visual inspection for wear, broken parts, chafed or badly routed air lines and other obvious damage whenever any brake service is required. Generally speaking, such a check should be made at least every three months. Whatever the interval, it’s a good idea to accompany the inspection with a thorough operational check. Look at the whole system. The best way to do that is to go from the front bumper to the taillights, making sure everything is doing what it’s supposed to. Anything leaking? It’s easy to find out without getting your hands dirty. Run the engine until the system is fully pressurized and shut off the engine. Release the service brakes and time the air pressure drop. The loss rate should be less than 2 psi/minute for straight trucks and less than 3 psi/minute for combination vehicles. Once satisfied that a system is holding its air, make sure all chambers and spring brakes are applying and releasing on cue, and that pushrod travel is within limits, even where automatic brake adjusters are used. Service That Counts When it comes to choosing a Kensington, MD auto repair shop, the smart choice is Auto Clinic Care. Let us earn your business and prove to you why we proudly hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You'll be served by the best and you'll see we're proud to assist with all your auto repair and maintenance needs. Auto Clinic Care proudly serves Kensington, MD and all surrounding areas. Auto Clinic Care is located at 5531 Nicholson Ln Ste A, Rockville, MD 20852. ACC's business hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm. Give us a call today (301)881-7891 or shoot us an email. Auto Clinic Care: it’s our business to keep your automobile on the road.